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October 1-3, 2018
Sands Bethlehem
Lehigh Valley, PA


Creating Community Assets: Working with What You Have

The call for presentations is open for the 2018 Pennsylvania Brownfields Conference. This year’s conference is being held on October 1-3, 2018 at the Sands Bethlehem in Lehigh Valley and the theme is Creating Community Assets: Working with What You Have. We seek presentations with timely and informative content on a wide range of topics involved in bringing a brownfield back to successful reuse for a program that is forward thinking with “what’s next” for the brownfields industry. Abstracts are due no later than April 30, 2018. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection hosts the conference in partnership with the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania. Visit





Abstracts are due no later than April 30, 2018.

The Conference is planned in collaboration between the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP).





Thursday, April 19, 2018
Lehigh Valley, PA


Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor


Site Tour and Networking Event


  1. 1:00–1:30 PM Registration
  2. 1:30–4:00 PM Site Tours
  3. 4:00–5:30 PM Workshop
  4. 5:30–7:00 PM Networking



  1. Bridgeworks Enterprise Center
  2. 905 Harrison St., Allentown, PA


Learn how the Arts are being used to spark brownfield redevelopment in the Lehigh Valley. We will meet at the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center in Allentown and depart via bus for tours of the ArtsQuest SteelStacks facility in Bethlehem, the Easton Silk Mill in Easton, and the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center (former Mack Truck) facility in Allentown. Along the way we will celebrate the successes of these projects and inspire attendees to leverage the Arts to redevelop brownfield sites. The event will include an interactive discussion with the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Commission, the PADEP, the USEPA, NJIT TAB, and others, followed by a networking reception at the Bridgeworks facility.



April 23-25, 2018
Harrisburg, PA

Photo Credit: Hilton Harrisburg

Pennsylvania Economic Development Association (PEDA) is the primary statewide organization representing economic development professionals and, as such, provides opportunities to share best practices that enhance the professional dialogue and support local, regional, and state economic development initiatives.

Who should attend? Those in attendance are expected to include professionals representing economic and community development at the municipal, county, regional, and state levels as well as workforce development professionals, commercial and industrial developers, business incubator operators, project finance professionals, IDA directors, elected officials, and executives representing utilities and transportation, engineering, and construction.


Monday, May 23, 2018
Newark, NJ

The 9th Northeast Sustainable Communities Workshop
New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ

Now in its 9th year, the Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast (BCONE) will be hosting the Northeast Sustainable Communities Workshop (NSCW) 2018, at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark, New Jersey, on May 23, 2018. The conference brings together experts and attendees to discuss the most current and state of the art approaches and strategies that you probably will not hear anywhere else The NSCW's goal is to break new ground, offer new ideas, and posit new concepts on the topics of sustainability, collaboration and leverage, contamination, resiliency, brownfields, technology, and their impact on community revitalization. Our past events have been attended by representatives from government, higher education, professional organizations, and laboratories, as well as attorneys, developers, contractors, and consultants.


June 3–6, 2018
West Chester, PA


This conference provides attendees with a wide array of educational programming, with sessions that cover revitalization fundamentals, subject-specific strategies, and leadership skills necessary to advance local program efforts.




  • ITRC Internet-based Training Classes
  • Registration: ITRC Internet-Based and Classroom Training
  • Cost: Sponsored by ITRC and EPA at no cost for the participant.
  • Associated Guidance: ITRC Documents
  • If you have questions after completing the on-line registration, call us at (402) 201-2419 or send an e-mail to
  • Note: Course dates and times are subject to change.


April 26 - Remediation Management of Complex Sites
1:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. EASTERN TIME
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May 3 - Bioavailability of Contaminants in Soil: Considerations for Human Health Risk Assessment
1:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. EASTERN TIME
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May 17 - Characterization and Remediation in Fractured Rock
1:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. EASTERN TIME
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June 19 - Geospatial Analysis for Optimization at Environmental Sites
1:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. EASTERN TIME
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Intro Public-Private Partnership (P3) Finance WebCourse




June 20-21, 2018
12:00 - 5:00pm Eastern

The Intro Public-Private Partnership (P3) Finance Course examines this emerging development finance model with a focus on how development finance agencies can adopt P3 principles to address a variety of projects. This course will cover basic P3 concepts, key players involved in transactions, asset valuation, contract negotiation, risk assessment, revenue stream development, and feasibility analysis. In addition, several P3 projects from across the country will be presented, and P3 experts will analyze the successful elements in each deal.



For more information, go to PCPG courses & events webpage.

Upcoming PCPG Sponsored Events

March 20, 2018
PCPG Annual Luncheon, Program, Networking (180 mins.)
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Harrisburg, PA

May 2, 2018
Soil Science: An Overview of Principles, Practical Field Methodologies and Applications (220 mins.)
1:00 - 5:00 PM
State College, PA